[R-0445] S3. Child Development

Citation: Technology and Interactive Media as Tools in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth through Age 8 (2012) [site] [or enter Technology and Interactive Media as Tools in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth through Age 8” in your search window]

Abstract: This statement explains the two sides of coin; the potential advantages and disadvantages of using interactive technology with young children.  Then, it provides educators with principles to be considered when using interactive media and technology tools in early childhood programs serving children from birth to 8.

Integration: “Professional judgment is required to determine if and when a specific use of technology or media is age appropriate, individually appropriate, and culturally and linguistically appropriate.”

Content Focus: Assistive Technology; Children from Birth to 8; Interactive Media

Notes: Scholars may be encouraged to have a discussion in terms of how interactive technology can appropriately and successfully be used in early childhood settings.

For additional resources on ideas for using technology with young children, you may visit the following links:

Supporting Family Involvement and Readiness for Migrant Children site

Virtual Tour of the Titanic Helps a Kindergartner Make Social Connections and More site

Digital Story Helps Dual Language Learner Connect with Classmates site